Swift and Company

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Swift and Company

 

(known as Esmark since 1973), an American corporation; the largest meat-packing company in the world (seeFOOD MONOPOLIES).

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When the manager of their Denver packinghouse reported "labor trouble" in the summer of 1917, Swift and Company's Chicago office quickly prescribed an increase of "colored help."(12) The same racial Machiavellianism certainly informed the packers' personnel policy in Chicago, where managers had successfully used Black strikebreakers on two previous occasions (in 1894 and 1904).(13) If the Yards were perhaps the chief workplace destination for the Black migration, they were also home to one of the country's most remarkable expressions of immigrant labor militancy during the war - the Stockyards Labor Council (SYLC).
For other examples of managerial criticism of Eastern-European immigrant labor in the packing industry, see also John Calder (industrial relations chief at the Chicago Swift plant in 1919-1920), Capital's Duty to the Wage Earner: A Manual of Modern Industrial Relations Practise (New York, 1923), 151; "Memorandum of Address June 17th Before the Interracial Committee of the Union League Club," 1926, Julius Rosenwald Papers, University of Chicago, Box 40, Folder 2, 2-3; Armour Magazine (April, 1927): 5-6; Swift Arrow [the company newspaper of the Chicago Swift plant!, 24 January, 1924, 4; 4 October, 1927, 6: "Americanization Aids Standards;" Arthur Carver, Industrial Relations Executive, Swift and Company, Labor and Personnel Problems in the Packing Industry (Chicago, 1928), 6.